Lorrel joined the League of Women Voters in 2017 where she has served as the Communications Director and Webmaster for the League of Women Voters of Piedmont and is currently serving as their President. Within her League, she helped plan and moderate live interviews with nationally and internationally recognized speakers on policy issues that reached members from dozens of local Leagues in over a dozen different states. She overhauled her League’s technology systems to enhance their communications and outreach, which resulted in increased membership and a 15-fold expansion of their newsletter subscribers. She regularly teaches communications and web development classes to groups of League leaders from across the country.
Lorrel is an attorney and data scientist with a BA from Mount Holyoke College, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a Master’s in Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley. She is well-versed in policy analysis and has over 15 years of experience as a practicing patent attorney specializing in software technology. She currently works as a technology consultant specializing in digital communications and data science.
She lives in Piedmont with her husband, two teenagers, and their middle-aged dog, Duncan. When she’s not creating graphics or tinkering with a data science project, she can be found baking sourdough bread or out walking the dog around town with a political news podcast in her ear.